Must Have Home Manicure Tools

Build your home manicure kit: here are the must-have DIY manicure kit tools for great-looking nails!

Home Manicure Tools for Your DIY Manicure Kit

There is nothing like going to your favorite salon and getting pampered with a professional manicure… however, those of us who cannot afford to go to a salon on a weekly basis should not miss out on great-looking nails at all times. Anyone can enjoy an at-home manicure that can make your nails not only look great but also be healthy and strong, and you have to try it at least once. To get the best possible results, there are some home manicure tools that you have to have, and the following are a must for a DIY manicure kit.

Professional nail strengthener

If your nails have seen better days, you should give them a little TLC until they become stronger. To do so, use a professional nail strengthen for the recommended amount of time. Apply two coats every time you use the strengthener, and before you use a color/base coat – apply one layer.

Professional nail strengthener

Nail clipper

There are plenty of cheap clippers out there that will break after a few uses, which will force you to buy a new one every few weeks. So, it’s only good economics for you to invest in a quality nail clipper, like the one by Tweezerman. It only costs $7.00 and will last you for a long time, not to mention clip your nails perfectly.

Nail clipper

Cuticle pusher

Cutting your cuticles by yourself is not advised, as it can cause infections on your nails and skin. However, you can still make your cuticles look nice and tidy by using a cuticle pusher. If you want a cuticle pusher that will get the job done, use a crystal glass cuticle pusher; it will effortlessly and efficiently push back cuticles, making your nails look trimmed and groomed.

Cuticle pusher

Nail buffer

A nail buffer is intended to buff out the top layer of the nail to make nail polish cling to its place better and longer. You can purchase either a single nail buffer or a four-sided buffer that also doubles as a nail filer. Whichever one you choose, make sure it is not too rough or gentle on your nails. That way, you will get beautiful results without damaging your nails.

Nail buffer

Nail filer

Another important tool for your DIY manicure kit is the nail-filer; with a quality nail filer, you can shape your nails to whichever shape you want, and get professional-looking results. With nail filers, you should also choose one that is suitable for your nails. Nail filers each have a grit number, with each one suitable for different nails:

  • 100 grit – coarse file – suitable for shaping acrylic nails
  • 180-220 grit – medium file – suitable for shaping natural/artificial nails
  • 400-600 grit – fine file – suitable for finishing natural/artificial nails
  • 900- 12,000 grit – micro-abrasive, suitable for buffing and shining nail surfaces
Nail filer

Base coat

Once you buff and file your nails, it's time to start applying the nail polish. The first layer (after nail strengthener) should be a base coat that protects the nail and makes nail polish last longer. To protect your skin and nail, choose a quality base coat that does not contain toxins or allergens that may harm you.

Base coat

Quality nail polish

For your color layer, choose the shade of your choice and make sure you are using a product produced by a reputable company that uses non-toxic ingredients.

Quality nail polish

 Top coat

To seal the color coat, use a top layer with a matte or shiny finish.

Top coat

Nail polish remover and cotton pads

If the results are not to your liking, use cotton pads soaked in nail polish to remove the nail polish and start over. You can use acetone or a nail remover infused with protective ingredients to lower the chances of nail damage.

Nail polish remover and cotton pads

Eyeliner brush

Wait, what? What does an eyeliner brush have to do with a manicure kit? Well, a lot actually. To correct mistakes, people usually use cotton buds, but their thick and curved shape causes nail polish to smear. To get a professional-looking manicure, deep an eyeliner brush in nail polish remover, and correct mistakes accurately with this makeup brush.

Eyeliner brush

Cuticle conditioner

To keep your nails and skin healthy, you should nourish them with a quality cuticle conditioner. Our hands are exposed to toxins, detergents, dirt, and other materials every day that can cause damages in the long run. Using a natural, vitamin-rich cuticle conditioner will protect your skin and nails and infuse them with nourishing ingredients.

Cuticle conditioner

Creating your very own home manicure kit is not only fun but also relaxing. If you want to create your DIY manicure kit, the tools mentioned here are a must. Also, you can purchase a nice case to store all the tools, and complete your kit with the perfect final touch.

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